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Image: The new method offers faster, more accurate pathogen identification, even in complex DNA sequences (Photo courtesy of 123RF)

New DNA Testing Method Offers Faster and More Accurate Pathogen Identification

Researchers have introduced an alternative DNA testing method that could potentially replace traditional PCR, paving the way for broader applications in medical diagnostics. More...
05 Jun 2024
Image: The POC PCR test shortens time for STI test results (Photo courtesy of Visby Medical)

POC STI Test Shortens Time from ED Arrival to Test Results

A new study has demonstrated that a POC PCR test can reduce the time from specimen collection to STI result to just 47 minutes per patient, compared to the 25-hour average with SOC lab-processed molecular send-out tests. More...
04 Jun 2024
Image: The T-SPOT.TB test is now paired with the Auto-Pure 2400 liquid handling platform for accurate TB testing (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock)

Integrated Solution Ushers New Era of Automated Tuberculosis Testing

A unique blood-based interferon-gamma release assay paired with an automated liquid handling platform enables accurate TB testing and streamlined lab workflows without compromising on clinical performance. More...
08 May 2024
Image: The ASTar System has received US FDA 510(k) clearance (Photo courtesy of Q-linea AB)

Automated Sepsis Test System Enables Rapid Diagnosis for Patients with Severe Bloodstream Infections

A fully automated system for rapid AST significantly reduces the time required to obtain clinically actionable results, thereby speeding up the administration of optimal treatments from days to just hours. More...
07 May 2024
Image: The ePlex system has been rebranded as the cobas eplex system (Photo courtesy of Roche)

Enhanced Rapid Syndromic Molecular Diagnostic Solution Detects Broad Range of Infectious Diseases

GenMark Diagnostics, a member of the Roche Group, has rebranded its ePlex® system as the cobas eplex system with new features that enhance usability, reliability, and serviceability. More...
02 May 2024
Image: The clinical decision support software differentiates between viral and bacterial infections (Photo courtesy of Smart Blood Analytics)

Clinical Decision Support Software a Game-Changer in Antimicrobial Resistance Battle

A groundbreaking medical device can accurately differentiate between viral and bacterial infections, thereby assisting doctors in administering precise and effective treatment to prevent antimicrobial resistance. More...
30 Apr 2024
Image: The DxI 9000 Analyzer innovations address today’s speed, reliability, reproducibility, quality, and menu expansion demands (Photo courtesy of Beckman Coulter)

New CE-Marked Hepatitis Assays to Help Diagnose Infections Earlier

Two newly introduced hepatitis assays from Beckman Coulter use advanced technology to elevate efficiency and confidence in hepatitis testing. More...
26 Apr 2024
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